Silver Cloud upstages Regally Bold
The grey colt, SILVER CLOUD, running as the 8-5 second favourite with in-form Robert Halledeen aboard, turned the tables on the 2-5 favourite, REGALY BOLD, to win the Restricted Allowance II race for three-year-olds (non-winners of two) in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday.
Presented in immaculate condition by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, SILVER CLOUD chased early leader MARKOFAPRINCE (27-1) from soon after the start, went through at the halfway stage, and cruised home by 41/2 lengths.
REGALLY BOLD, however, did not have the best of luck in running. She failed to go the early pace after stumbling, and was hindered by MARKOFAPRINCE on the rails when getting into top gear approaching the distance, forcing jockey Wesley Henry to check his mount and switch to the outside. By then, all was lost.
Halledeen, who is a serious contender for the 2015 jockeys' title, had a second winner on the card in HOLIDAYWEEKEND (7-2) in the fourth race over a mile, getting up on the line to catch Omar Walker aboard 5-2 chance NO MONEY FRIEND by a nose.
Halledeen pushed his season's tally to 58 - still four behind leader Shane Ellis, who rode two winners as well. Ellis won the Winnie Anglin Memorial Cup co-feature for two-year-olds aboard 7-1 chance MESMERIZE, who made all convincingly.